Masked gunman carjacks DTE worker, GPS helps police catch him

Dash camera video showed a dramatic roadside arrest in Royal Oak.

Tyre Grigsby is not  your run-of-the-mill carjacker.  The 25-year-old stole a DTE Energy truck at gunpoint from a power substation in Pontiac Monday at noon.

Grigsby, 25, wore a mask, but did not harm the worker. He approached the 66-year-old DTE employee, showed him a weapon and demanded the keys.

He then took and smashed the victim's cell phone and takes off.  

But DTE vehicles have GPS unit inside and thanks for the quick work by Royal Oak police he was nabbed.

And as the video shows, as he's getting out of the truck,  he is wearing a DTE hard hat.

FOX 2 asked Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, isn't it dumb to steal a vehicle with a GPS 

"Thankfully some criminals don't have the most on the ball," he said. "Sometimes we have criminals that may not have thought out the process, that's good for us."

A BOL or Be On the Lookout was issued and Royal Oak police caught the suspect in the 12 Mile and Campbell area. 

Mr. Grigsby was arraigned on armed robbery and carjacking charges and is being held on $100,000 cash bond.  

"No one was hurt, truck recovered, bad guy in jail and DTE is fixing more power stations," Bouchard said.
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